Don’t Give Up. The Cannons Are Coming…

Whenever I’m feeling discouraged, I’m reminded of a true story from the American Revolutionary War. To me, this story is a testament of the power of persistence in the most difficult of circumstances. In January of 1776, the American cause was on the brink of ruin. In fact, things were so bad that General Washington (who rarely ever allowed himself to show signs of discouragement)…

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Be the Sea of Galilee

The Middle East contains a number of significant landmarks and yet it also contains two bodies of water which, I think, offer profound guidance on how to live life. The name of these two bodies of water are: the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is the lowest point of elevation on land and its water is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean. In…

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Does My Depression Mean That God Hates Me?

I recently got an email from a subscriber that tugged on my heartstrings. It read, in part: “What can I do about being depressed? I feel like I have fallen away from God and His grace and I don’t know my way back.” To this person, I want you to know that I know that feeling. A few years ago, when…

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